Betsy Trumpener

Reporter-Editor, CBC News

Betsy Trumpener has won numerous journalism awards, including a national network award for radio documentary and the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Based in Prince George, B.C., Betsy has reported on everything from hip hop in Tanzania to B.C.'s energy industry and the Paralympics.

Latest from Betsy Trumpener

2 Mounties plead not guilty to manslaughter in death of Wet'suwet'en man

Two RCMP officers charged with manslaughter in the 2017 death of Dale Culver, a Wet'suwet'en and Gitxsan man, have pleaded not guilty.

RCMP arrested Indigenous assault victim instead of taking her to hospital, inquest hears

RCMP responding to a 911 call about an assault on an Indigenous woman arrested the victim and took her to the local detachment in handcuffs instead of taking her to hospital, a coroner's inquest in Quesnel, B.C., has heard. 

Trial begins for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief accused of blocking Coastal GasLink pipeline

The trial of a Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief charged with criminal contempt for allegedly blocking construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline opened Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Smithers in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink hit with more stop work orders over water pollution concerns

Coastal GasLink has been slapped with stop work orders on a stretch of pipeline through northern B.C. because of environmental violations — the second time in just over a week.

Pipeline company ordered to stop work near Prince George for polluting fish-bearing stream

A section of a B.C. pipeline project was slapped with a stop-work order by environment officials for polluting fish-bearing waters near Prince George. Coastal GasLink has temporarily halted construction on a three-kilometre stretch of the pipeline.

After RCMP officers charged with manslaughter, family calls court hearing delays 'heart-wrenching'

Dale Culver died in police custody in northern B.C. in 2017. Almost six years later, two RCMP officers have been charged with manslaughter and three others with obstruction of justice. Now, Culver's family is waiting for their day in court.

Man who opened fire on RCMP detachment 'intended to kill,' Crown alleges

Crown prosecutors say a man who opened fire on an RCMP detachment in Vanderhoof, B.C., in November 2021 intended to kill officers.

Prince George RCMP investigating 5th 'drug-linked' homicide of the year

Prince George's Serious Crimes Unit is investigating its fifth homicide of the year. Police say all five deaths are connected to the drug trade in Prince George.

Vulnerable foster child forced into 'prostitution ring' and drug use, lawsuit alleges

A former Prince George foster child is suing the B.C. government, alleging staff of the Ministry of Children and Families ignored her pleas for help after she was coerced into drug use and forced into "prostitution."

Why Site C wants to leave construction debris at the bottom of the Peace River

B.C. Hydro is seeking permission to leave behind 45 pieces of structural construction debris at the bottom of the Peace River.